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'll go far. [ female announcer ] wells fargo. announcer: the following is a pbs election 2012 special presentation. man: this program was made possible by the charles a. frueauff foundation, the w.k. kellogg foundation, the missouri foundation for health, the silverweed foundation, the park foundation, the odyssey fund, the spunk fund, the trull foundation and the fledgling fund. brownlee: we have this idea in this country that when it comes to healthcare, more is better. you can't be too thin or too rich, and you can't get enough healthcare. fisher: we all come to a similar conclusion that about 30% of u.s. healthcare spending is devoted to unnecessary services, and that's, you know, $800 billion a year. you don't have a significant blockage. james: one person's waste is nearly always another person's income, and income turns into strong political defenses of areas that are classic waste. brownlee: we spend 2 1/2 times more per capita than the average western european country spends, but the part that i'm most worried about is the waste that actually hurts patients. hill: there's a l
decision would have to wait. there was an election to be held, and the choice would now be up to the next president of the united states. >> good evening. the issue of research involving stem cells derived from human embryos is increasingly the subject of national debate. as the genius of science extends the horizons of what we can do, we increasingly confront complex questions about what we should do. >> narrator: in august, 2001, president bush announced his decision: federal funding would be limited to existing stem cell lines. no new embryos could be used, a policy that created major obstacles in the search for new treatments. >> narrator: there are many therapies, very common in chronic diseases of all sorts, where there's an age cut-off, and if you're over a certain age, you can't get it. it could well be that when the big breakthrough comes, i will be four or five years past that age. and if that happens, i'm going to be really annoyed-- at george w. bush in particular. >> narrator: the stem cell controversy would continue to simmer throughout the bush years. but by the summer of 2
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